Matthew Quick has been named in Business Review Weekly as one of Australia’s top 50 artists and over the last few years he has either won, or been selected as a finalist for more than 70 major national art awards. He also writes fiction: his first novel was short-listed for the Vogel Literary Award.
He’s painted since his teens but was distracted by other careers – working variously as a university lecturer, photographer, salesman, art director, copywriter & interior designer. Until returning full time to painting, he was the founder and Creative Director of his own advertising agency, Q&A.
He travels frequently, has resided variously in the UK, Portugal & Malaysia, and once lived underneath a grand piano in Greenwich. He has spent nights under stars in India, under surveillance in Burma, under ground in Bolivia and under nourished in London. His scariest moment was having machine-gun shoved in his face during anti-monarchy riots in Nepal, although...